Apple has now announced that it will simply give up on the HomepPod and instead focus on the mini in the future.
The HomePod, which was released in 2018, was never a real success when Apple tried to invest in smart speakers. However, they have not completely given up on this with smart speakers but presented the HomePod Mini at the end of 2020.
Now, however, Apple has announced that it will stop manufacturing HomePod and instead focus on the HomePod Mini, but this does not have to mean the end for large smart speakers.
It has already started to be rumored that Apple is charging for an event on March 23 and then we will, among other things, see a larger HomePod than the HomePod that they put down. The question is whether this is really the right strategy given how cool the interest in HomePod actually was.